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Charles A. Messa, III, MD, FACS

Breast Implant Illness in Weston, FL

In recent years, women have increasingly reported a variety of symptoms after undergoing breast augmentation. Breast implant illness (BII) is the term used by many women to describe the symptoms they believe are directly related to the saline or silicone breast implants placed during their augmentation surgery.

Breast implant removal surgery, or explantation, (a secondary breast augmentation procedure) is an option for women experiencing symptoms related to breast implant illness. While there is no current medical evidence to prove the symptoms are caused by breast implants, many women have their breast implants removed and experience relief from their symptoms.

If you are experiencing BII symptoms and wish to have your implants removed, it is important to know all of your options. A consultation with Dr. Messa will help you understand the safest and most effective options for implant removal.

What Are the Symptoms of Breast Implant Illness?

Women who self-identify with breast implant illness describe having one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Rash
  • Depression
  • Hair loss
  • Muscle aches
  • Joint pain
  • Brain fog
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Autoimmune issues

Preparing for Breast Implant Removal

Am I a Candidate for Breast Implant Removal?

You may be a good candidate for breast implant removal if you:

  • Are unhappy with breast implants after breast augmentation surgery
  • Are experiencing symptoms of BII that you believe are related to your breast implants
  • Are in generally good health
  • Do not smoke or are willing to quit for several weeks before and after surgery

What Is the Consultation for Breast Implant Removal Like?

Dr. Messa will discuss your symptoms and your options for removal.

During the consultation, you will:

  • Discuss your goals and concerns for implant removal
  • Receive a physical examination by Dr. Messa
  • Meet your surgical team
  • Discuss your medical history and any previous surgeries

If Dr. Messa determines that you are a good candidate for breast implant removal, you will be provided with a surgical plan, financial information, and how to prepare for the removal.

How Much Does Breast Implant Removal Cost in Weston, FL?

The cost of breast implant removal surgery will depend on your specific needs. Some factors that contribute to the price of the surgery are the surgeon’s fees, the techniques used for implant removal, and anesthesia fees.

Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center offers a variety of financing options. Please contact our office to learn more about pricing information.

Would you like to learn more about breast implant illness? Call Dr. Messa at 954-659-7760 or 877-250-8117 to set up a consultation.

How Is Breast Implant Removal Surgery Done?

Breast implant removal surgery, also known as explantation, removes the breast implants from breast augmentation patients with capsulectomy performed simultaneously.

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Incision Placement

The incision technique used during breast implant removal will be based on the patient’s individual needs. The incision from your primary surgery will be used, if possible. A common placement for an incision is along the fold of your lower breast (the inframammary fold). During your consultation, Dr. Messa will discuss your incision options.

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Implant Removal

After the incision is made, Dr. Messa will remove the breast implants and capsules. If needed, the shape and size of your breasts may also be revised with breast lift surgery to restore perky, youthful breasts. After implant removal, the breast tissue is repositioned to provide an auto-augmentation to improve the breast shape. Autologous fat transfer can also be performed at the same time to restore lost breast volume.

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Capsule Removal

A total capsulectomy may be the best course of action to remove all causative agents of BII. This involves removal of the tissue capsule that naturally forms around the implants after they are inserted.The capsulectomy is performed “en bloc,” especially in cases involving textured implant devices, ruptured implants and in patients with symptoms attributed to BII when technically feasible. It is important for BII patients to be aware that a total capsulectomy is not always possible, and some capsule tissue may remain on the chest wall if it cannot be safely removed. The capsule tissue is sent to pathology.

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to Learn More About Breast Implant Removal?

If you wish to have your breast implants removed in Weston, FL, please call Dr. Messa’s office at 954-659-7760 or 877-250-8117. You may also reach us by filling out our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your implant removal goals.

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Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center
2823 Executive Park Dr, Weston, FL 33331